Friday, 1 February 2013

my creative space - chunky knitted blanket

I had bought some beautiful chunky merino wool to knit a blanket with but unfortunately I have done nothing but stop and start this project. It all began with an Amy Butler blanket pattern combining different coloured knitted hexagons with a beautiful crochet edging.  Unfortunately I didn't like my knitted hexagons so I unpicked them, then I started to make squares instead but didn't like the squares. My third attempt is just simple stripes of colour in double moss stitch which I think is the one - in fact I love it already.

I started knitting the blanket with 10mm straight needles, they are quite long but it was tricky with the number of stitches I was working with. I couldn't buy a circular needle locally not even at John Lewis they were all too small. Fortunately I managed to find an online shop that stocks circular needles and my 10mm circular needle arrived today. It has made all the difference and is so much easier to knit with.

Do nip over to Kirsty's page, see you again next week "on my creative space"

talk soon x


  1. Your blanket looks lovely. I can't seem to get the hang of circular needles but I must try again, as it must make knitting blankets easier?
    M xxx

  2. Thank you for your lovely comments.
    It is worth having another go as it does make it so much easier x


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